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Google Chrome adds Daydream support and it’s clear who’ll be happiest about it

The Google Chrome browser for Android now supports the company’s Daydream VR platform. Google is rectifying this surprising omission with a new update that drops today.

The update will enable Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo headset owners to launch Chrome and browse anyway website in virtual reality. Google says voice search and incognito mode are available, while the company has also added a specific ‘cinema mode’ which optimises web video for VR.

Effectively, that’ll be akin to the theatre mode most video apps offer within VR to create a more immersive viewing environment. Cinema Mode and Incognito Mode might make an excellent pairing in some circles, considering the emergence of VR smut.

You can see it in the video below:

In a blog post on July 30, the company writes: “With Chrome now integrated into Daydream, you can start browsing on your phone, whether it is reading your favorite news article or watching a YouTube video, and easily switch to your headset.”

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In order to access the feature you’ll need to download the latest version of Google Chrome from the Play Store. From there you can launch Chrome from the home scream of the Daydream device.

Daydream is designed to offer the next step up from Cardboard on the VR food chain. While it doesn’t match high-end experiences like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, the well-designed Daydream View headsets offer a number of great experiences with compatible Android phones.

Have you tried Google Chrome in Daydream View yet? Drop us a line with your first impressions @TrustedReviews on Twitter.

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